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New Orleans Saints Help Increase Opposing Ticket Sales

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Other teams see their ticket prices increase in the secondary market when the Saints are in town.

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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports is one of many secondary markets for people to buy and sell tickets to concerts, sporting events, or other entertainment. One cool thing they do over there is keep up with the average ticket prices of various teams across all sports.

The New Orleans Saints median ticket price (again, remember: these are resale tickets on the secondary market, NOT the face value of the tickets) is $156, roughly in the middle of the pack across the NFL.

What's interesting, though, is that opposing teams see a 17% increase in median ticket sales when their home game is played against the New Orleans Saints. This price bump on opposing team's median ticket prices ranks in the top third across the NFL.

This increase is explained by three potential causes:

- Even 7 years after the Saints Super Bowl victory, Drew Brees, Sean Payton, and the rest of the high-powered New Orleans Saints offense is still a draw for home crowds.

- The New Orleans Saints have a large fanbase where Saints fans in the market of another NFL team are more willing to see the local team when their game is against the Saints.


- Saints fans travel to see games in other stadiums.

It very well is most likely to be a combination of the three, but in any event, it is interesting to know how the New Orleans Saints affect ticket prices to games outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.